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Produttori del Barbaresco
Pajè Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

This 7.5 acre vineyard is close to Asili, but is located on a different ridge. At a lower altitude, the vineyard receives a cool wind from the Tanaro river and has higher calcium levels in its soil.  The higher acidity in this wine allows it to better retain its fresh character as it ages.  The first vintage of Pajè was produced in 1982.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Pajè
Orientation: Southwest - West
Elevation: 820 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Soil: Calcareous limestone with sandy veins

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 85°F with maceration on the skins for 28 days; complete malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
36 months in large, oak casks and bottle refined for six months before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Fresh red fruit notes and herbal hints
Flavor: Complex wine with bright fruit. lively acidity and a pleasantly tannic finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 13,000 bottles